E. Joann Butterbaugh, 87, North Manchester, passed away at 2:40 p.m. on June 8, 2018, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester. On July 8, 1930, Butterbaugh was born to Elmer P. and Bella L. (Whitmore) Marks in Toledo, Ohio. Both of whom are deceased.
Joann married Edgar C Butterbaugh on Aug. 2, 1952. He preceded her in death on April 12, 2011. She and Edgar were parents to four children: Jeffrey Butterbaugh, Tuscon, Ariz.; John (Debbie) Butterbaugh, Alexandria, Va.; Janet (David) Weber, Harrisburg, Pa.; and Jane Schmidt, Kansas City, Mo. Also surviving are two brothers: James W. (Joyce) Marks, Lancaster, Pa.; Steven D. (Carla) Marks, Eugene, Wash. One sister Mrs. Steven (Cheryl) Kellam. She has five grandchildren and one great grandchild
She graduated from Whitmer High School, Ohio and Manchester College, North Manchester,. She was an elementary teacher and a homemaker. Butterbaugh taught school in Lucas County, Ohio before marrying in 1952. She resided in Chicago, Ill. until moving to Tuscon, Ariz. in 1962 seeking to improve the health of her oldest son, Jeff, who suffered with asthma. Butterbaugh’s 30+ years in Tucson were devoted to her children and numerous volunteer organizations. From the ground up, Butterbaugh developed and co-chaired Mobile Meals of Tuscon, the city’s first locally funded meal delivery service to shut-ins. In 1968 she was recognized for her efforts with the Mayor and City Council for Mobile Meals. She will be remembered as a dedicated wife and mother. She was a member of Manchester Church of the Brethren. Butterbaugh loved life at Timbercrest where she worked in the gift shop, sang in the Timbercrest Choir and cared for plants in the “Fernery.” She readily volunteered for other responsibilities as they came along.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester. Family will received friends following the service. Pastor Karen Eberly will officiate. Private burial services will take place in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.
Donations may be made to Timbercrest Charitable Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 501, North Manchester, or Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona, Inc., 4803 East Fifth Street, #209, Tuscon Ariz., 85711.